Vast numbers of cells that can attack cancer and HIV have been grown in the lab, and could potentially be used to fight disease …
2013 Study Summary
Adoptive immunotherapy with functional T cells is potentially an effective therapeutic strategy for combating many types of cancer and viral infection. However, exhaustion of antigen-specific T cells represents a major challenge to this type of approach. In an effort to overcome this problem, we reprogrammed clonally expanded antigen-specific CD8+ T cells from an HIV-1-infected patient to pluripotency. The T cell-derived induced pluripotent stem cells were then redifferentiated into CD8+ T cells that had a high proliferative capacity and elongated telomeres. These “rejuvenated” cells possessed antigen-specific killing activity and exhibited T cell receptor gene-rearrangement patterns identical to those of the original T cell clone from the patient. We also found that this method can be effective for generating specific T cells for other pathology-associated antigens. Thus, this type of approach may have broad applications in the field of adoptive immunotherapy.
The Drug Store in American Meat, by Martha Rosenberg
Thanks to the black hand of Big Meat on USDA and FDA policies, the drugstore in U.S. meat is largely hidden from food consumers. So are the health effects of the cheap, ubiquitous and unwholesome meat.
More people than we think have been exposed to DES because it was used to support faster growth in cattle ,chicken, turkeys in meats and poultry up through the 70’s. After the 70’s regardless of DES’ illegal status farmers were still using it with no regards to the consequences of their actions …
As Ruth Ozeki learns about the meat industry she starts to realize how many issues there are within it. One of the issues she discusses is the growth hormone DES that was used to support faster growth in cattle and chicken in meats and poultry up through the 70’s.
Mark Sherry, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology, has developed a series of YouTube videos to support his teaching (particularly for online classes) and discuss books that his students are studying.
Below is one of these videos in which he discusses
“DES Daughters – Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics”
a book by Susan E. Bell
The social action component of research and how DES activists forced medicine to change, how DES victims got together to force a federal task force to look into the DES issues and how a national registry was developed to record DES health issues
“My name is Penny Oliver and I am committed to creating artwork that will inspire and reinvigorate you in your practice of medicine. By interpreting and translating anatomic, histologic and diagnostic images, I seek to create art that is both beautiful to the layperson and meaningful to the medical professional. Contact me to see how your work and passion can be transformed into a stunning piece of original art.” – Diagnosis ART, Custom Paintings for the Medical Professional
“The watercolors and drawings,Surviving DES are a response to being a DES baby. My mother was given a drug, diethylstilbestrol, when she was pregnant with me. I have health issues as the result. The women who were given this drug between the 1940’s through the late 1970’s were actually being experimented on by the drug companies. These paintings and drawings, are my positive response to a negative situation. My art is my catharsis.”
Late 1980s video published on Jul 12, 2012 by ShellerPC
Archival footage from late 1980s with Attorney Stephen Sheller, P.C. on AM Philadelphia which brings the DES matter to people’s attention and acknowledges the devastating side effects of this drug on women and men and over three generations.
One of the first worldwide drug scandal is DES (Diethylstilbestrol) affecting millions of people in countries where the anti miscarriage drug was widely prescribed to pregnant women decades ago. You may have been exposed to DES without knowing it! The time bomb effects and associated health issues on three generations are still being ignored.